Safety Operator is responsible for monitoring and assessing hazardous and unsafe situations and developing measures to assure personnel safety. Safety Operator needs to be aware of applicable safety rules and situations arising in mines. Safety Operator needs to organize safety training sessions for new employees and refreshers & advanced training for existing workers on Safety Equipment and practices. Safety Officer is required to organize periodic meetings of Safety Council and involve in Safety Week initiatives. Safety Officer needs to act as Rescue/Emergency operator and also conduct mock rehearsal
Sampler takes onsite samples, either in open-cast or underground workings of the mine. He visits the different sections of the mine on a daily basis to take ore samples. This is a specialized task, since the information obtained from the ore is vital for planning.
The SDL/ LHD operator operates the SDL/LHD/vehicle (Underground Loading Machines) safely, efficiently and effectively and carry out is upkeep and maintenance.
Shotfirer assembles, positions and detonates explosives to break or dislodge rock and soil or to demolish structures. (refer to MMR 1960/ MVTR) In open cast mining operation, shotfirer uses larger amounts of explosives to clear masses of earth in open areas. Numerous smaller blasts are often detonated together to create a larger force. In tunnelling and underground mining operation, shotfirer uses small amounts of explosives to blast through rock underground. Generally, small blasts are detonated in a sequence to minimise the force and decrease the possibility of unwanted damage.
Sprinkler and Other Vehicle Driver in mining industry is an ancillary job role. The individual assigned this role could be driving a sprinkler truck to control dust on a haul-road or could be driving mining personnel in an SUV or any other small truck used to haul material. Besides knowledge of driving fundamentals, the role requires the individual to know and understand the basic of mining operations, traffic rules to be followed in the mining area and safety guidelines for mining operations prescribed by DGMS. Vehicle drivers are also responsible for performing basic maintenance on the vehicle and to ensure that the safety systems in the vehicle are functional.
This role is responsible for conducting end to end activities of monitoring the strata and report any movements/ other observations pertinent to strata in order to take required actions.
Timber man examines the roof and side walls of haulage ways, air passages, shafts, galleries etc. inside the mines and erects timber or steel props, frames etc. He also removes or repairs the defective props fixed earlier.
The role of the person involved in track laying is to lay, maintain, divert and repair the rail tracks in an underground mine used for hauling the extracted mineral or the raw material used for the extraction of the mineral, depending upon the size of tubs used for hauling.
Fan operator/ Main Mechanical Ventilator operates the main ventilating fan of the mine kept for the supply of adequate quantity of air needed to ventilate the entire mine. He will attend, maintain and operate the fan assigned for operation and to report any defect/malfunctioning to competent person/supervisor/engineer/Ventilation Officer (VO)
Winding Engine Operator controls a cable, for example to power a mining hoist at a pit head. Electric hoist controllers have replaced proper winding engines in modern mining, but use electric motors that are also traditionally referred to as winding engines.
A Wire saw operator operates a Wire saw machine which is used to cut large blocks of stone out from the marble quarry. Wire saws are large machines that use diamond-impregnated beads on a cable to cut through marble, granite and other similar rocks. Wire saw is also used for squaring of the cut slab into square shaped blocks before transporting to the production plant. Operating a Wire saw is a specialized task that can be safely performed only with adequate training and experience. Wire saw operators are also responsible to ensure basic upkeep of the machine and safety in operations.